Our self guided cycling holiday on Terceira is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful volcanic island.

The island of Terceira has some of the most interesting, most protected landscapes in the Azores. 20% of the island is classified as a protected Natural Park, to conserve island’s Laurel Forests. It’s also a very volcanic landscape, formed by overlapping eruptions over thousands of years. Your rides will take you deep into the heart the island, criss-crossing the Reserva Florestal Natural do Biscoitos da Ferraria, the Serra do Cume and the Achada valley. You’ll also visit two of the Azores most famous volcanic landmarks: the Algar do Carvao lava tunnels and the Gruta da Natal caves.
Your home for the week is the Pousada Sao Sebastiao in the historic capital Angra de Heroismo – where you can spend your evenings enjoying the best Azorean cuisine and Portuguese wines.

Our local guides Tiago and Isabel will supply you with bikes, guided notes, maps and a GPS, and they’ll shuttle you to and from each ride. You’ll also have some time off the bikes and you can personalise your holiday with a whale and dolphin watching trip or a sea kayaking session. Travelling to Terceira is easy – there are weekly direct flights throughout the summer from the UK, Boston and Toronto, and daily flights all year around from Lisbon and Sao Miguel.


You’ll begin your holiday by flying to the Azores - direct or via Lisbon. You’ll be transferred by our driver to your accommodation in Angra.
We'll include a walking tour of Angra for your first morning on the island - it's a great way learn the layout of the city, it's restaurants and historic architecture.
Your first full-day ride takes you deep into the Biscoitos da Ferraria reserve - following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin who famously explored this landscape (on foot) on his return journey from the Galapagos Islands (distance 47km).
On today's ride, you'll visit the fumeroles at Furnas do Enxofre, and the famous caves at Gruta da Natal and Alga do Carvao (distance: 18km)
You'll have a day off to relax in Angra - you might like to add a whale and dolphin watching trip from the local marina.
On today's ride, you'll follow the lava flow from the 1761 eruption - from the Misterio dos Negros down to Biscoitos on the north coast: one of the best swimming spots in the Azores (distance: 20km).
For your final ride, you’ll explore the Achada valley - the oldest part of the island, formed by an enormous 9km wide caldera that erupted 370,000 years ago (distance: 12km).
You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

From £1300 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED: international flights, accommodation in twin/double en-suite rooms on a B&B basis, return airport transfers, a walking tour of Angra, bike and helmet hire, maps and route notes, and return transfers for your self-guided rides.

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